This year, category-based selection invitations will focus on candidates who have a strong French language proficiency, or work experience in fields like healthcare, agriculture and agri-food, STEM professions and trades, such as carpenters, plumbers and contractors transport.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino and representatives of the Toronto Raptors basketball team are set to discuss the plans today at an event in Toronto. The government says the goal of the national day is to raise awareness and foster a national discussion about the causes and effects of gun violence.
A statement from Yukon RCMP says a search warrant was executed at a Whitehorse home on Saturday and a 22-year-old Richmond, B.C., man and 23-year-old Edmonton resident were arrested. Charges against them include trafficking, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000, and money laundering.
In a letter distributed by the Greater Victoria School District, school administrators say police in the region are alarmed about potential gang involvement of a small group of teenagers in the community. The letter urges parents to monitor their kids' routines for any change in their friend groups, or shifts in their attitudes or behaviour as well as any "unexplained possessions."
The College of Pharmacists of B-C says three-quarters of community pharmacists have finished the training required to be able to prescribe medications for 21 minor ailments like acne, shingles and urinary tract infections.
Health Minister Adrian Dix says he met earlier today with emergency-room doctors and women's health physicians from Surrey Memorial Hospital and he's actively working on measures to address the overcrowding situation. That's after doctors penned several letters over the lasts few weeks, raising the alarm about the management of patient care at the hospital.